council pop

council pop

Tap water that is provided by the local city government (or corporation), likened humorously to a soft drink (pop) that is free. Primarily heard in UK. Back when I was a kid, the only thing we had to drink was council pop!
See also: council, pop
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A spokeswoman for Woolyback productions said of the programme's plot: "Money is tighter than ever in the Pennington household, and nobody is feeling the pinch more than Johnny; his favourite Dandelion and Burdock has been replaced with Council Pop (water).
Council pop, soda water or an isotonic drink are all recommended as is bouillon and maybe a sugary treat.
With a sandwich in my bag and a bottle of council pop to drink, this was an enjoyable, cheap date.
FOR pity's sake, can someone from Newcastle Council pop out to B&Q and buy a Christmas tree - perhaps a plug-in, all-ready-to-glow type to put up in the Central Station - today.
They've played Glastonbury four times and their loyal fanbase is catchily-named the Bebop Council Pop Orphanite Antisocial Brigade.
Before long we will all be sitting at home like zombies, eating the occasional mud pie, washed down with council pop.
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